All to play for at weekend
Porirua Park will be the place to be this Saturday.
Northern United and Tawa had contrasting fortunes in the penultimate round of rugby’s Swindale Shield on Saturday, with the Porirua side going down in a close battle with Wainuiomata while Tawa thrashed Paremata Plimmerton.
The results means Norths, Poneke, Tawa and Upper Hutt will be seeking one of the three remaining places in the Jubilee Cup on Saturday. The match between Norths and Tawa at Porirua Park will be critical.
Norths shot out to 9-0 against Wainuiomata at Porirua Park, thanks to three Jackson GardenBachop penalties. Winger Te Kahui Bishop then crossed, but Wainuiomata cut the lead to seven at halftime with two quick tries.
Two more after the break gave the visiting side the lead, and though Garden-Bachop cut the deficit to three points late on with a try, it wasn’t enough to secure a crucial win.
In a Porirua basin derby at Lyndhurst Park, TJ Fermanis was on fire as Tawa registered a big win over Paremata Plimmerton.
He scored a try and was everywhere as the home side punished Paremata Plimmerton’s mistakes relentlessly, winning 68-0. Randall Bishop kicked nine conversions in a near-flawless display with the boot.
In Central League football, Western Suburbs were expected to stroll to a win over Lower Hutt at Fraser Park, but the match finished 0-0. Wests remain in fourth, on 15 points.
In Wellington premier rugby league, St George Dragons were beaten 44-10 by competition leaders Whiti Te Ra at Otaki Domain, and Porirua Vikings overcame Upper Hutt Tigers 32-18 at Whakatiki St.
Cheryl Ransom and Terry Roche, stalwarts of Tawa District Mid-Week Table Tennis Club.